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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Author:
Susan Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Harrington Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 82, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Smith. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0318 ( 17,662 )
Across
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Under ___ (concealed) : WRAPS
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Woman's shoe : FLAT
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"Cease and desist!" : STOPIT
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Irene, Dike and Eunomia : HORAE
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Positive : SURE
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Stigma : SCAR
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Spooky board : OUIJA
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Kind of list : TOPTEN
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___ Beauty (apple variety) : ROME
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Food : EATS
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Honest one : ABE
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___ & Chandon (champagne) : MOET
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Diamond middleman? : SHORTSTOP
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Herb sometimes called Chinese parsley : CILANTRO
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For example : SAY
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Computer type : LAPTOP
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Writer Jaffe : RONA
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Fixed tire : RECAP
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___ foo yung : EGG
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Coroner's concern : AUTOPSY
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Frothy : FOAMY
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Way of speaking : TONE
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Formal hat, informally : TOPPER
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Lawyer's hurdle : BAR
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Frightening : FEARSOME
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First-rate : TOPDRAWER
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Korean statesman : RHEE
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___ Tomé and Principe : SAO
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College sports org. : NCAA
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Disgust : SICKEN
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Polo competitor : IZOD
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Summit : TIPTOP
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Bellyache : GRIPE
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Nimble : DEFT
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Football's Armstrong : OTIS
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Later : NEWER
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Hinders legally : ESTOPS
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Corset prop : STAY
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Cooped up at Old MacDonald's : STIED
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"Hold it!" : WHOA
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Beat badly : ROUT
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Bit of bedwear : PAJAMATOP
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Rainy or silly follower : SEASON
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Camera setting : FSTOP
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Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
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Spheres : AREAS
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Tithe amounts : TENTHS
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Abbr. on old Asian maps : SSR
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Paint job finale : TOPCOAT
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Pentameter parts : IAMBS
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Questionable cradle location : TREETOP
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Glide aloft : SOAR
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"Speckled" fish : TROUT
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Bread for a Reuben : RYE
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G ___ : CLEF
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Betrayer of the Moor : IAGO
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Women's Tour sponsor: Abbr. : LPGA
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Fully informed about : ONTOPOF
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Ed of "Lou Grant" : ASNER
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Mob boss : CAPO
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Doubt-conveying interjection : AHEM
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Peel : PARE
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Refrain in many early Beatles songs : YEAHS
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Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
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Gape : YAWN
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Hush-hush : TOPSECRET
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Right-hand pages : RECTOS
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Rules : REIGNS
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Up on deck : TOPSIDE
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Stuns : DAZES
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Locale for Santa's team : ROOFTOP
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Singer Bonnie : RAITT
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Samoan capital : APIA
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Fuzzy fruit : KIWI
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Sporting rapier : EPEE
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Bookworm : NERD
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Toper's woe : DTS
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Stowe girl : TOPSY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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